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My first stop motion with wool puppets!

Hi all! Happy to be here at stopmotionanimation! I have just created and launched my very first stop motion video of my handmade wool puppets :D! I wish to raise awareness of bullying using stop motion :) as I am very new, I wish to seek for advice and comments :D As I am from Hong Kong, some of the subtitles are in Cantonese~ But no worries~ I have translated them into English :D …

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Added by Natalie Wong on April 22, 2014 at 6:55am — No Comments

Stop Motion: tips for starting out

Welcome, I hope this will help you when starting out with stop motion.

This will be just a few things to keep in mind when getting set up.

First of all, you need a camera, a digital handheld camera, or, what I have more experience with, a webcam. Next, you need a laptop/Pc. You need to connect your webcam/camera into the laptop then, you need...Say, for example if you're working with a webcam, you want to get the webcam driver/software. Okay, now you want to get some stop…

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Added by StampMotionStudio on April 19, 2014 at 8:12pm — 1 Comment

Give me some advices

I've uploaded my video.

I accept advices to improve my production. Thanks :)

Added by Felleg on March 9, 2014 at 11:49am — No Comments

the GLog - Gumby.com production blog

(view latest updates in Comments below)…

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Added by Anthony Scott on February 9, 2014 at 12:13pm — 34 Comments

Bringing Imagination to Realization Since 1979

Hello to all the good folks out there!

One crazy man and his dream. I would like to keep track all of my progress in one place and so will be adding to this blog as I go. Please scroll down and check it out:) Newest additions at the bottom.  I have, over the last year, been learning some of the magic and mystique…

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Added by Timmus on January 20, 2014 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Sinbad theatrical release!

Photo: SINBAD NEWS: Tickets go on sale this Friday for select U.S. Theaters (we will post a link). Join Sinbad's voyage February 7th, 2014!!! (Share and like to win tickets!!!)

Added by Stanley Milton Strawn on January 16, 2014 at 11:12pm — 6 Comments

Hello Illusionists :)

Hi all Illusionists stop-motion animation!

  I would like to share with you my work - I offer my support and I think that also get it here. Stop motion animation is my passion. I'd like to show you a six-month (even more than)work results - a set of gothic garden - designed for music gothic band. So far I am still before the shooting, I have to specialize in making better doll, because the one I have now is a little hard to animate.

I invite you to watch the making of the…

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Added by Galaktyka Art on January 5, 2014 at 10:21am — 11 Comments

Lip sync feedback needed

wealcome!

I just recently have been trying out a basic form of lip-sync I am curious to know if its correct for the viewers most people I show them say its fine but I am not 100% sure.

heres the deal I am using only 8 diferent lips including mouth shut.

5 of them are vogals (A,E,I,O,U) 

2 of them are consunants (one is more tooth and the other…

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Added by Miguel Martinho on January 1, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

2014...

..the year of stopmotion animation! About all my personal projects in 2014 will involve stopmotion animation. The medium will be clay. My film "Cheese the motion picture" has a musical number that needs completion. "The Quick Violent Flick pt. 3" has various stopmotion, practical miniature and CGI FX remaining. My Sopranos parody is completely stopmotion clay animation as well as my Star Wars parody. Then my feature "SHINE" will be most likly a 100% stopmotion clay animation. I'm just glad…

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Added by Ed Riccardi on December 29, 2013 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Call For Stop-Motion Animators

Happy Holidays. I'm an animation producer who loves finding talent in non-tradional ways. As such, I'm looking for animators for several upcoming projects in early 2014. Feel free to reach out directly trever.stewart@gmail.com and feel free to spread the word! 

Added by Trever Stewart on December 2, 2013 at 3:39pm — 1 Comment

Stop Motion Job In Los Angeles

I am a producer at DUCK Studios (www.duckstudios.com) and I have a stop motion job that needs a variety of artists. If you are interested, please contact me via email daniel@duckstudios.com or via cell (562)673-6925 I am also looking for a Origami artist. Thanks, DR

Added by Daniel Ridgers on December 2, 2013 at 10:31am — No Comments

Stop motion Kickstarter project!

Only 24 hours left to support Yamination Studios stop motion Kickstater campaign! Any very help very gratefully received!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/yaminationstudios/at-issue-a-short-film-from-drew-roper

Added by Tim Allen on November 4, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

A visit of Lyon City... by stop motion

Hi everyone,



I'm a french guy from Lyon and I made this little stop motion from my town to join in a contest which aim is promoting Lyon all around the world and creating a buzz.

Please help me to popularize the stop motion in Lyon by watching and voting for my vidéo on FB fan page…

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Added by Laurent Louvion on October 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Haru - set building

Here is a look at one of the set that will be used in my upcoming stop motion film Haru.…

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Added by Andrew Salfinger on October 14, 2013 at 7:25am — 1 Comment

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Frame rate and shooting on 2s what to do/ help.

Started by Ben Tobin in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Kit 3 hours ago. 16 Replies

Hi, I'm really new to stop motion and have been trying out various frame rates but am mostly sticking to 24p for no particular reason.  after my first couple of attempts I switched to shooting in/on twos (1photo for 2 frames) as I have read that a…Continue

Live Chat On AnimateClay.com Reminder

Started by Ron Cole in ANIMATOR TALK. Last reply by Ron Cole 14 hours ago. 211 Replies

Don't forget, on WEDNESDAYS (Thursdays on the first week of each month)  there's a…Continue

Nobby - The Dinosaur

Started by James Wilkinson in YOUR STOPMO FILM PROJECT. Last reply by StampMotionStudio yesterday. 11 Replies

Hi Guys, Just wanted to share with you our latest stop mo project! Its far from perfect and has been sitting around on my computer for ages so we thought we'd just finish off the post production and release what we've done. Would love any…Continue

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Need help with Macro and Wide Angle Lens

Started by Mastermind Films in CAMERA & STAGE. Last reply by Mastermind Films on Tuesday. 13 Replies

I made a discussion about camera equipment previously, and I still remember all the lessons I learned about cameras, lenses etc.I am just a bit confused with my lenses.  My grandpa gave me two lenses. (it's in the pictures) It came from a Nikon SLR.…Continue

Sculpture time lapse

Started by Wes Simpkins in NEWBIE CORNER on Tuesday. 0 Replies

http://youtu.be/2XfqNVt3QZEThis is a time lapse of the 2nd sculpture for the latest project. There's still detailing left which will be done by the end of the week!Continue

The Problem:

Started by Varg Ossian in NEWBIE CORNER. Last reply by Varg Ossian on Tuesday. 7 Replies

What to Practice? What to Focus on?Stop motion, is unique in that it requires a considerable amount of materials and skills in order to create... something... anything. So what specific aspects should I practice on in order to become good, or even…Continue

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